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4 Charged In $4 Million Gov’t Benefits Scam

A former daycare operator is in jail while police search for her husband as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation. Yasmin Ali of Fridley and her husband, Ahmed Mohammed, are charged with felonies along with two other men — Joshua Miller of St. Paul and Jordan Smith of Cottage Grove.

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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty In McDonald’s Parking Lot Shooting

A Minneapolis man plead guilty to attempted murder in a shooting that occurred in a McDonald’s parking lot in late August. Clarence James Dickens, 21, was charged with one count of second degree murder, one count of possession of an assault weapon and two counts of dangerous weapons drive by shooting.

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Sheriff: Officer-Involved Shooting Shuts Down I-694 In North Metro

A murder overnight at a Maple Grove rest stop lead to a high speed chase and the suspect being shot by officers on Interstate 694 just minutes later near Vadnais Heights.

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MNsure Still Struggles Sending Consumer Data To Health Plans

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has celebrated shorter call wait times and a largely problem-free website this year, but state officials are still struggling to transfer the enrollment data that insurance companies need to enroll thousands of residents in coverage.

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After Threat, Top Theaters Choose Not To Show ‘The Interview’

The nation’s largest theater chains have decided to pull Sony Pictures’ “The Interview” following threats of violence from hackers calling themselves the Guardians of Peace.

12/17/2014

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New Plans Outpace Renewals For MNsure Signups

Nearly 14,000 Minnesotans have signed up for coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange for the first time. Combined with about 10,000 renewed plans, MNsure has enrolled roughly 24,000 private health plans.

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Minnesota’s Nolan Praises Cuba Policy, Plans Trip

A Minnesota congressman who has long advocated for changes to the United States’ Cuba policy says a decision to normalize relations with the island country is a “monumental step” in the right direction.

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MSP Airport To Undergo $18M Renovation

Security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are about to get a makeover. The $18 million plan calls for the consolidation of four checkpoints into one 10-lane checkpoint aimed at improving efficiency.

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Apostle Islands Ice Cave Visitors Will Pay $5 Fee

Visitors to the Apostle Islands ice caves will have to pay a $5 fee this winter. The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter.

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Minnesota Exports Record $5.5B In Third Quarter

State officials say Minnesota exports have jumped nearly 6 percent in the last year. Minnesota exported a record $5.5 billion of manufactured, agricultural and mining products in the third quarter of 2014, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Wednesday. That’s up 5.8 percent from the same period last year.

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Cops: Man Lights Sock On Fire After Laundry Dispute

A 59-year-old man faces arson charges after allegedly setting a sock on fire in an apartment hallway following a dispute over using the communal drier.

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Minnesota Man’s 6-Hour Commute Video Goes Viral

Many in the Twin Cities are used to work commutes of a half-hour, an hour, or perhaps even a little bit more. But how about a six-hour commute? Ian Bearce, of Maple Grove, shot a time-lapse video of his entire commute to the office, which is located in Manhattan.

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Phone Bank Raises $9,600 For Salvation Army

This week as part of the “Trees of Hope” campaign, WCCO-TV is working with the Salvation Army to give kids toys this holiday season.

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General Mills Tops 2Q Profit Forecasts

General Mills Inc. (GIS) on Wednesday reported earnings of $346.1 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of 56 cents per share.

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Police: Brooklyn Park Man Beats 10-Month-Old Son

Hennepin County authorities have charged a Brooklyn Park man who they say beat his 10-month-old son and left him brain dead. Twenty-year-old Dennis Taylor is charged with first-degree assault.

12/17/2014

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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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Zombies Hit The Streets Of Minneapolis

The Zombie Pub Crawl is in its tenth year.

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WCCO Radio Insiders Luncheon With Steve Forbes

See all the photos as Steve Forbes discusses his new book Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.

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2014 Fall Colors

Here’s a collection of some of the best pictures of fall colors this year around Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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Early September Storm Damage

Check out these viewer-submitted photos of storm damage from Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.

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